This is a bit long but not long enough to share the valiant story of a fighter who lost her battle but not the war, last night. “His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to […]
A father expressing his love exercises an awesome power to shape a life. A father who fails to utilize this power also shapes a life. Present or absent, used or unused, the power of the father is lifelong, and indelible. This sad song wakes me up every time.
It can be disheartening to think the lyrics from the old Sunday school song, “Oh, be careful little ears what you hear” might be applied to my words as a father. Yet, when my kids eagerly invite me to an activity in their world, I may hasten a ‘yes’ out of my eagerness to delight them, only later to find it difficult to comply.
“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” -David O. McKay [tweetmeme source=”jeffabram” only_single=false] You’ve probably heard this quote. As a full time missionary on the staff of FamilyLife, it’s one that is at the heart of our ministry. Based on all the statistics I’ve seen regarding […]
Ok, guys. Let’s face it. Most of us could use a toe-hold or two when it comes to doling out affirmations. So, the DadPad authors compiled a list of tips, borne largely from trial and error, that can make this Mother’s day a memorable one for your kid’s mom.
She was a little surprised by my questions, but our discussion went very well. As we were wrapping up, she asked me if our talk was the reason we’d stopped for something to eat. I said it was and thanked her for not being defensive.
I received an email from a friend today. She was telling me about some of difficulties she and her co-workers were going through. Layoffs. Illnesses. Car accidents. Deaths. I was reminded once again that everyone is going through something difficult. Sure, the degree of difficulty is different, but difficulty is also relative, isn’t it?
There is at least one thing that is universal among the member of UPA, universal parenting association–no one anticipates or wants to think about losing a child to death. Yet, it happens more often than any of us want to think about. Late in the evening a couple of days ago, a 17yr old daughter […]
When it comes to being a dad, there are some things I’m good at and others, like being able to throw deep, I’m not so good at, so I’ve chosen to play to my strengths. For example, I’ve never had success leading family devotions.
Expect less. Love more. These four words are the essence of Jesus’ response on the cross and a model for us dads to live out on the ground.